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Immerse Yourself in the Playa Cativo Experience

Playa Cativo Eco Lodge offers guests subtle luxury, great comfort and outstanding service . . . surrounded by the beauty of nature and wildlife! Our restaurant’s farm-to-table program features outstanding and healthy dining, from traditional to the new costarrican cuisine, including selected fusion and international plates. All guest rooms are ocean view and just a few steps from the beach. Imagine relaxing in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest while pampering yourself with a deep tissue massage, enjoying organic and all-natural cocktails and juices, and sleeping in a comfortable king-sized bed.

You’ll want to check out the available tours and activities with non-scheduled self-driven events, guided tours, private sessions, and third party operated tours. Nearby attractions include Piedras Blancas National Park, Corcovado National Park, whale and dolphin watching, wild life refuge, and sea kayaking.

A Bit of Playa Cativo History

In the early 1900’s, Don Cayetano Almengor and his family operated a self-sufficient farm in Playa Cativo. They had to travel by boat for hours to sell their products in Golfito and Puerto Jimenez. In 1982, the Rainbow Lodge was built on the Playa Cativo property, and adventurous tourists started to arrive to Peninsula de Osa and Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica.

In 2008, a preservationist bought the property after falling in love with the area. The new owner realized the importance of preserving and sharing this unique piece of Paradise, and decided to remodel the old lodge to enhance the experience. The new luxury eco lodge was reconstructed over the same foot print using precious indigenous woods — mainly from the old lodge and a fallen-tree program, all strictly supervised by the MINAET (Costa Rica’s government agency in charge of sustainability and National Parks).

With its pristine, sandy beach, Playa Cativo Hotel is truly in a class by itself.

Welcome to Playa Cativo!

The journey to Playa Cativo Lodge in Costa Rica is an adventure by itself. Along the way from San José to the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce, travelers enjoy the almost surreal scenery and the variety of ecosystems. Once in Golfito, the voyage continues with a picturesque 25-minute boat ride along the rocky cost filled with vegetation slightly touching the waters of the Golfo Dulce, going farther from civilization and deeper into the rainforest, where guests are about to enjoy an experience of a life time.

The exquisite Playa Cativo Eco Lodge offers natural luxury, total comfort and outstanding service. With a breathtaking ocean view, all of our elegant guest rooms are just a few steps from the beach. (more…)